Endemic Animals of Kerala








Raorchestes resplendens
Raorchestes resplendens
Raorchestes resplendens, the resplendent shrubfrog, is a critically endangered species of frogs belonging to the family Rhacophoridae endemic to the high altitude region around the south Indian peak of Anaimudi. It has extremely short limbs and numerous macroglands and was discovered from the Anamudi summit in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India and is known only from the Eravikulam National Park.
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Raorchestes resplendens
Raorchestes chlorosomma
Raorchestes chlorosomma
Raorchestes chlorosomma is a frog in the genus Raorchestes. The common name is the green-eyed bushfrog.
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Raorchestes chlorosomma
Uraeotyphlus oommeni
Uraeotyphlus oommeni
Uraeotyphlus oommeni, sometimes known as the Oommen's caecilian, Oommen's Uraeotyphlus, or Bonnacord caecilian, is a species of caecilian in the family Ichthyophiidae. Within Uraeotyphlus, it belongs to the U. malabaricus group showing no obvious external differentiation between primary and higher-order annuli. This species is endemic to the Western Ghats and only known from its type locality, Bonaccord, Thiruvananthapuram district, southern ...
Kerala. Very little is known about this species known only from a single specimen collected from an imprecise location.
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Uraeotyphlus oommeni
Raorchestes ochlandrae
Raorchestes ochlandrae
Raorchestes ochlandrae is a species of shrub frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is endemic to the Western Ghats, India. This species of the oriental shrub frog was first described from Kakkayam Reserve Forest of Calicut district, Kerala state, in the southern Western Ghats in 2007 but has since been recorded at many other sites along the Western Ghats. The specific name ochlandrae refers to microhabitat of the species, bamboo Ochlandra ...
setigera.
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Raorchestes ochlandrae
Nyctibatrachus minimus
Nyctibatrachus minimus
Nyctibatrachus minimus is a species of frogs in the family Nyctibatrachidae. It is the smallest known frog in the genus Nyctibatrachus and was recently discovered from Kurichiyarmala in the Western Ghats or Wayanad, Kerala.
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Nyctibatrachus minimus
Boiga dightoni
Boiga dightoni
Boiga dightoni, commonly known as the Pirmad cat snake or the Travancore cat snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid endemic to the Western Ghats of India.
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Boiga dightoni
Eutropis clivicola
Eutropis clivicola
Eutropis clivicola, known as Inger's mabuya or mountain skink, is a species of skink found in India . It was first formally described in 1984 as Mabuya clivicola.
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Eutropis clivicola
Plectrurus aureus
Plectrurus aureus
Plectrurus aureus, commonly known as the Kerala burrowing snake or Kerala shieldtail, is a species of uropeltid snake endemic to India.
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Plectrurus aureus
Wynad day gecko
Wynad day gecko
The Wynad day gecko is a species of gecko. It is endemic to the Western Ghats in Kerala, India, and only known from two locations, Wayanad and Silent Valley National Park.
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Wynad day gecko
Rhinophis fergusonianus
Rhinophis fergusonianus
Rhinophis fergusonianus, commonly known as the Cardamom Hills earth snake, is a species of uropeltid snake endemic to the Western Ghats, India.
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Rhinophis fergusonianus
Uropeltis nitida
Uropeltis nitida
Common names: southern earth snake, Cochin shieldtail. Uropeltis nitida is a species of nonvenomous shield tail snake . It is endemic to southern India. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Uropeltis nitida
Kerala rat
Kerala rat
The Kerala rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found only in Kerala, India. In Kerala, it is known only from fragmented locations in Alappuzha, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland and swamps.
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Kerala rat